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Middle Battle River (A61 to A59E)
July 22, 2018 @ 8:45 am - 3:00 pm MDT
A hike of varied terrain combining a section that we haven’t hiked in a while (‘Fidler Monument’ to A60) with the initial section of one we do often (AA0 to A59E). We will start at A61-‘Fidler Monument’ at RR215A/Twp 461A (take Range Road 215 off Highway 13 and after ~5½km of twists & turns you will eventually see Battle River, a small bridge & just past the bridge will be a Canadian Flag flapping in the wind, that’s ‘The Peter Fidler Monument’) and keep the route in mind as on July 29th we also start here but go in the opposite direction.
Initially we’ll go in through the trees at A61 (Pg 51) to connect to the powerline trail, then descend to a farm road for a while, cut into the trees again, before following Battle River along the edge of a farm and finally a few more hills before lunch at the ‘site of former house’ (Pg 49) and returning on the same route after lunch. Check out pictures from “Battle River” (October 31, 2010), but won’t be the snow this year.
In Edmonton we will meet at the Century Park Park & Ride (it’s free on weekends) and carpool (leaving at 9 a.m.). We will arrive at the trail head around 10 a.m. Participants may proceed there directly on their own, but should check the website prior to departure in case of a change (e.g., weather forecast, trail conditions).
If you are new to WTA hikes, then you should visit the Guided Hikes webpage for essential information. For further information specific to this hike, refer to The Waskahegan Trail Guide Book, pages 48-51, or contact the Hike Leader, JoAnne B & Lee S by email or call/text 780-232-0733.